Tag Archives: Politics

Cartoon: President Trumps March Madness?

Cartoon of the day is a funny take on the March Madness from Cartoonist Pat Byrnes for the New Yorker mag

Cartoon: TrumpCare covers rigged poop tweets?

Cartoon(s) of the day is three humorous  takes on a President Trump’s morning tweets, Trump Care & a rigged past

Cartoon: President Trump’s healthcare & The Walking Dead?

Cartoon(s) of the day is two takes on a President Trump’s world and Trump Care & another on the Walking Dead

Video: SNL Weekend Update host Michael Che & Colin Jost talk friendship & Comedy

Saturday Night Lives’ “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost & Michael Che chatted recently on a bunch of topics including friendship & comedy

The two started co-anchoring in 2014, but were stand-up buddies before they became work colleagues. There’s a genuine friendship (see video) — that’s the reason for their chemistry on the show.

I think (Lorne Michaels) kind of saw something and trusted us to figure that out a little bit,” Che said. “I feel like he had some patience which was nice to let us find it a little bit.”

There’s a lot of people who make you laugh who are comedians,” Jost added. “But there’s not that many that you necessarily want to hang out with regularly.”

Talking Writing Comedy – under a President Trump’s reign Che offered: “I think when you have as wide of a base as we have for our show, it’s impossible to please everybody, so you kind of just have to trust your instinct and know if it’s making us laugh, there’s something in there

Jost added – people get “depressed if you just watch regular news. I think at least if you’re watching something that has comedy with it … you at least feel like you have some release to it;  it’s not just bad news or sad news.”

You can watch an extended video version of this interview here!

Cartoon: President Bannon and pocket Trump & Enemy of the people?

Cartoon of the Day is two takes on a President Trump in a pocket, of a or President Bannon? And the american enemy of the state?

Cartoon: President Trumps’ Faux, Putin, Bannon oh my

Cartoon(s) of the day is three recent takes from Cartoonist Bill Day & how in a President Trump’s world his New friends TV friends and ugly friends all collide for laughs

 

 

Cartoon: President Trump’s “conspiracy” bedtime stories?

Cartoon of the day is from artist David Sipress  (Via New Yorker magazine) & how in a President Trump’s world it changes our bedtime stories

 

Video: Comedian Jordan Peele says Horror & Comedy have lots in common

The best comedy and horror feel like they take place in reality,” says Comedian Jordan Peele taking up his horror movie “Get Out ” directorial debut. “You have a rule or two you are bending or heightening, but the world around it is real. I felt like everything I learned in comedy I could apply to this movie.”

When asked what keeps horror from becoming comedy Peele replies, “the second you have people doing something you know they wouldn’t do, you lose the audience. With “Get Out,” what needed to be believable was the protagonist’s intentions. Why he’s there. I followed the “Rosemary’s Baby”-“Stepford Wives” model of inching into this crazy situation and alongside, justifying how the character is rationalizing staying.”

Peele started writing “Get Out” about three years ago and  when asked about writing a film dealing with race he says: “We can discuss race all day long, but if you see a movie that successfully puts yourself in the shoes of somebody different than yourself, you see the world differently, so I think the power of story is greater than the power of conversation in a way.”

 

 

 

Cartoon: President Trump and the value of a unborn child?

Today’s Cartoon of the DAY is “Normel Person” by Cartoonist Lauren R. Weinstein with her take on President Trump‘s world to bring a new baby in

Video: NYC Comedians on Performing Political Comedy under a President Trump!

Fox 5 News talked to two New York Comedians on maneuvering laughs under a President Trump — saying it’s always best to find the absurdity in things and remember you have a voice to speak out.

Comedian Nick Naney has been dealing with the tense political climate the best way he knows how: through a good laugh.

Nick’s newest material revolves around Trump and the clear divide that currently exists in our country & he writes to an audience he describes as young and liberal.

Comedy is better than drugs,” offers Comedian Jena Friedman. “It’s also disarming, you can coat ideas in Comedy and get people to eat them. ”